VINTAGE 1973 TELEDYNE TITAN, CAMPAGNOLO, CINELLI, ZEUS COMPONENTS, NO RESERVE!!
For sale is my recently “preserved” and fully serviced 1973 Teledyne Titan with its original Campagnolo components. This is a mostly original bike as only those items that degrade over time (brake hoods, tape and some cables) were replaced. These are historically significant and rare bikes (2000 built) as they were one of the first, and arguably the best of the era, titanium bikes built. This was a no expense spared, do it right preservation effort as I didn’t plan on selling this bike. However, the chance to acquire an original Cinelli Laser Pista is impossible to pass, so I am selling off a few of my prized bikes. Considering this is a 40 year old bike, there are some imperfections. There is some ‘rubbing’ of the titanium in some spots, there is a ding in rear hub but overall nothing that detracts from the appearance and presence of the bike. I’ve been asked about the welds as they are a concern on these bikes and am pleased to say that they are perfect. Perfect bike to do an event like L’Eroica and enter in concours. The value of individual components are much greater than my buy it now price.
Hi-Res pictures are available on request. Extensive pictures and details of the preservation process can be seen here: http://johns-recycled-bicycle.blogspot.com/2014/10/rays-mid-1970s-teledyne-titan-titanium.html
Here are the Titan details:
Original Teledyne Titanium (non–alloyed) frame with original Titanium fork
Campagnolo Nuovo Record 10 speed Handlebar end Shifters
Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes
Campagnolo Brake levers with NOS Campagnolo hoods
Campagnolo Nuovo Record quick release axles
Phil Wood CHP Pedals
Phil Wood Hubs, polished
Cinelli stem and handle bars with original style and NOS period correct Tressostar tape
Original Cinelli Unicanitor saddle, in good condition, normal scuffing.
Zues cranks, drilled /sprocket (48)/Drilled Chain Rings (47/40). Just gorgeous!
Zeus titanium bottom bracket, extremely rare!
Dura Ace Headset
Rigida Rims, trued, polished and relaced.
NOS Vintage (early 80s) Continental Gran Prix Tires. Perfect for show, not for extended riding.
Weyless Seat Post
Christophe Special/ Brevete French chrome toe clips and NOS Christophe straps.
New cables, color coded to bike.